Fertility and Female Labor Force Participation: Causal Evidence from Urban China
Xiaobo He () and
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Using population census data, this paper examines the causal effect of childbearing on married women's labor force participation in urban China. To ameliorate the endogeneity of fertility, we exploit twin births as the instrument for the number of children. While the ordinary least squares estimates indicate that having one more child reduces female labor force participation by 6.7% and 8.5% in 1990 and 2000 respectively, the instrumental variable estimates suggest very small and insignificant effects for both years.
Keywords: Female labor force participation; Fertility; One-Child Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Fertility and Female Labour Force Participation: Causal Evidence from Urban China (2016)
Working Paper: Fertility and Female Labour Force Participation: Causal Evidence from Urban China (2015)
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